School History Trips to Russia

From Tsardom to Communism and beyond

  • Russia
Discover European history through the centuries
From £759pp i

A history trip to Russia will allow your students to chart the rich and expansive history of the country’s major cities, Moscow and St Petersburg.

Students will learn about the devastating hardship that the First and Second World brought to the Russian people, including the terrible sieges and battles around the key cities. They can also reflect on the incredible contribution that these battles made to the defeat of Nazism. Following Russia’s history from the legacy of its Tsardoms, through to the conversion to Communism, will cover a range of topics in fascinating detail.


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Popular places to stay in Russia

  • Located in the south of Moscow
  • 5 minute walk from Prazhskaya Metro Station
  • Twin and single bed rooms
  • En-suite facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fitness centre with sauna and gym
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes in rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Work up a sweat in the fitness centre
  • Enjoy a delicious meal in the restaurant
  • Relax with a drink in the bar
  • Hop on the Metro to explore central Moscow
  • Located in the heart of St Petersburg
  • 2 minute walk from Nevsky Prospekt and Vostania Metro Station
  • Twin and single bed rooms
  • En-suite facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fitness centre
  • Beauty salon
  • Souvenir shop
  • Restaurant and bar
  • ATM and currency exchange
  • Work up a sweat in the fitness centre
  • Treat yourself to a treatment in the beauty salon
  • Pick up a souvenir in the on-site shop
  • Enjoy a meal in the restaurant and bar
  • Hop on the Metro to explore more of St Petersburg
  • Located in the heart of St Petersburg
  • 5 minute walk from Nevsky Prospekt’s shopping area
  • Twin and single bed rooms
  • En-suite facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shared lounge and TV area
  • Books, DVDS and music for children
  • Board games and puzzles
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Wi-Fi
  • Chill out and watch some TV in the shared lounge
  • Enjoy a classic board game or DVD
  • Grab a bite to eat in the restaurant
  • Relax with a drink in the bar
  • Walk to Nevsky Prospekt for shopping and sightseeing

Excursions in Russia

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Curriculum Information

Perfect for KS4 and KS5 (or equivalent)

  • Curricular Links
    • Imperial Russia
    • Russia and the Bolshevik revolution
    • Peace and conflict in the 20th century
    • The First World War
    • The Second World War
    • The Cold War
    • Collapse and international relations of peace
    • The demise of communism

Additional Information

Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From expert History Tour Guides to dedicated Tour Managers, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.

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Beautifully epic!

Mr Milan Jayasuriya

Oriel High School

A fantastic adventure and lots of fun

Mr Rob Verdon

Cranleigh School

We were impressed with the support we received from Rayburn.

Mr Chris Law

Hereford Sixth Form College

FAQs about this tour

Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

  • What does our insurance cover us for?

    Our insurance providers offer comprehensive cover to our groups for the duration of their tour and is tailored specifically for schools, with specialist insurance policies for individual tour types. As with any insurance cover, it is vital that you read through the terms and conditions and that you declare any relevant information as requested. Please see our insurance page for further information and to see what is covered. For groups opting to take their own insurance, we highly recommend that you read all inclusions and exclusions prior to departure.

  • Do you provide risk assessments for hotels?

    Rayburn Tours have individual audits which are completed on every hotel/accommodation centre which we use. We are more than happy for you to see this should you wish. Our audits cover fire safety, means of escape and general safety.

  • Is our Tour Manager fully DBS (formerly CRB) checked?

    Our Tour Managers, Field Study Tutors and History Tour Guides, with UK citizenship, have an enhanced DBS check. Non UK citizenship Tour Managers cannot be checked under the DBS scheme. Rayburn Tours will seek confirmation that Tour Managers are suitable for working with children by liaising with relevant foreign agents and monitoring group feedback.

  • What if the weather is bad on tour and it means we have to change our programme?

    It’s no problem at all! If you are accompanied by a Rayburn Tours representative they will be happy to help. Alternatively, call us on the 24-hour emergency line. We will advise on all excursions where necessary, however, it may not always be possible to reschedule all activities in bad weather.

School History Trips to Russia

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